Traditional Birth Attendant Steals Newborn Baby In Lagos

Ganiyat Ganiyu

Lagos, (An24) – The Lagos state police command has paraded a traditional birth attendant, identified as Yetunde Osin and her father, Jamiu Jimoh for allegedly stealing a newborn baby girl.

35 year old, Yetunde Osin and her 65 year old painter father were nabbed by the police operatives from the Igbogbo, Ikorodu police command division.

The victim who also double as an hairdresser operated her traditional delivery home at No. 4, Kadara Street, Oyingbo, Lagos.

According to report, Osin had in 2016 assisted a 28-year-old woman, identified as Stella, to deliver a baby girl and afterwards, reportedly told the woman that the child died, and reportedly showed Stella a dead child.

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She then brought the baby girl to her father in Ikorodu.

The suspect while being interrogated after her arrest,said that she found the baby under a bridge near her home at Oyingbo.

She said: “On November 9, I was walking along the road in Oyingbo and found a baby on the ground. It was a female child, so I took it. That was the mistake I made. I should have gone to report to the police, but because it was a female baby, I liked her.

“That was how I took the baby home to Oyingbo. But when I saw how everyone was behaving and gossiping, I had to take the baby to my father in Ikorodu.

“Even when I could not come to Ikorodu from Oyingbo, my father was there to take care of her. Not long after I left his place on Sunday, someone called me on phone at night, saying my father had been arrested.

“I am a hairdresser, but I am also a traditional birth attendant. The baby was not delivered at my place. I was not the one that helped the mother of the child deliver the baby.

“But when the police heard that I was a traditional birth attendant and asked me if I assisted the baby’s mother during delivery, I said yes. But I found the baby under the bridge at Apapa Road in Oyingbo and she has been with me since November.

The victim’s father, Mr. while being quizzed said he is not aware that the baby was stolen.